Reduced to Tears

Reduced to Tears

The nerve of silence
quivers in the intense
longing of the heart
and everything is reduced
to an expression of tears.
And I rediscover compassion,
intimacy and serenity.
It is, after all, a contemplative adventure
into the depth of my humanity.

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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10 Responses to Reduced to Tears

  1. drawandshoot says:

    Virgilio, this is beautiful. A sublime pairing of words and image. Haunting and Hopeful.

  2. stillight says:

    Beautiful, Virgilio! Is the image yours too?

  3. So gentle and yet powerful.

  4. chrisbkm says:

    This lovely and draws so deeply.

  5. munchow says:

    It’s a beautiful post where words and picture complement each other in a touching and profound way. As drawandshoot writes: Haunting and Hopeful.

  6. thanks, Munchow, for the kind words.

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